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Neuroscience Spotlights

Apr 04, 2014

For most of us, a declining memory is a normal consequence of growing old. But why? What’s happening in the brain that causes age-related memory decline, and is there anything we can do to slow this decline? Three neuroscientists spoke recently with The Kavli Foundation about this emerging consensus, and what they hope to learn in coming years about the changing landscape of memory as we age.

Nov 06, 2013

Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric R. Kandel, and Drs. Elias Pavlopoulos and Scott A. Small discuss compelling evidence that age-related memory loss is a syndrome in its own right apart from Alzheimer’s disease  -- a finding that, along with implications for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of memory disorders, may one day have significant public health consequences.

Sep 12, 2013

Mapping brain activity will produce nearly as much data as the Large Hadron Collider, yet managing the sheer volume of information will be the simplest challenge for brain data managers

Sep 11, 2013

On Sept. 17, Noon-12:30 PDT, Eino Partanen, Jeff Elman and Christine Moon answer your questions about early language development and the making of memories in the womb.